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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Demand Driven Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Parkinson's Disease

Apr. 15, 2015 — Possible subtypes of Parkinson's disease have been identified by researchers. By applying this finding, researchers have used artificial intelligence techniques for tremor detection in patients ... read more

New Blood Signature Analysis May Help Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease Earlier

Apr. 6, 2015 — A new blood test may more accurately identify blood signatures, or biomarkers, for Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. While biomarkers -- such as bad cholesterol level in the case of ... read more

Mitochondria Altered in Human Cell Model of Parkinson's Disease

Apr. 2, 2015 — Based on research in fruit flies, it has long been suspected that the most common mutation linked to both sporadic and familial Parkinson's disease (PD) wreaks its havoc by altering the function ... read more

Migrating Immune Cells Promote Nerve Cell Demise in the Brain

Apr. 1, 2015 — The death of dopamine-producing nerve cells in a certain region of the brain is the principal cause underlying Parkinson's disease. In mice, it is possible to simulate the Parkinson's ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — Carbon nanotube fibers may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain. The research could enable new strategies for treating neurological disorders like Parkinson's, ... read more

Long-Term Effect of Deep Brain Stimulation on Pain in Patients With Parkinson's Disease

Mar. 23, 2015 — Patients with Parkinson's disease who experienced pain before undergoing subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation had that pain improved or eliminated at eight years after surgery, although ... read more

New Findings on 'Key Players' in Brain Inflammation

Mar. 6, 2015 — Inflammatory processes occur in the brain in conjunction with stroke and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Researchers have presented new findings about some of ... read more

Gout May Lessen Chances of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 4, 2015 — People who have gout are significantly less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, concludes research. Gout, the most common inflammatory arthritis, is linked to a higher risk of heart and ... read more

New Information on Parkinson’s: GDNF Not Needed by the Midbrain Dopamine System

Mar. 4, 2015 — A key factor in the motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease is the gradual destruction of dopamine neurons. The glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor, or GDNF, has been proven to ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — Neuroscientists have identified a new pathway by which several brain areas communicate within the brain's striatum. The findings illustrate structural and functional connections that allow the ... read more

Genetic Discovery May Help Determine Effectiveness of Huntington's Disease Treatments

Mar. 2, 2015 — A new genetic discovery in the field of Huntington's disease (HD) could mean a more effective way in determining severity of this neurological disease when using specific treatments. This study ... read more

Levodopa-Carbidopa Intestinal Gel May Prove More Effective for Long-Term Treatment of Parkinson's Disease Than Standard Levodopa

Feb. 26, 2015 — Data from one-year trial on long-term safety, efficacy, and quality of life in advanced Parkinson's disease patients using levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel has been released by researchers, ... read more

Can Coffee Reduce Your Risk of MS?

Feb. 26, 2015 — Drinking coffee may be associated with a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new ... read more

Sticky Protein Hails New Approach for Treating Parkinson's

Feb. 25, 2015 — UK scientists have developed a peptide that sticks to the protein that causes Parkinson's disease, stopping it from killing brain cells. The research highlights a potential new route for slowing ... read more

Parkinson's Disease Patients Have Reduced Visual Contrast Acuity

Feb. 25, 2015 — An iPad<sup>®</sup> application has been developed that can help physicians screen for Parkinson's Disease, report researchers. Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) often ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a skin test that may shed new light on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The study showed that skin biopsies can be used to detect elevated levels of abnormal ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — The evolution of Parkinson's is monitored in real time through a new portable system, with results sent to the doctor to improve the prescription of medication, developers ... read more

Feb. 23, 2015 — The critical role of CHIP was reported by researchers. Their report has spurred efforts to develop CHIP-enhancing drugs to help speed recovery from strokes and following neurosurgery, and prevent ... read more

Statins May Not Lower Parkinson's Risk, Experts Say

Feb. 19, 2015 — The use of statins may not be associated with lowering risk for Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. The findings cast doubts on reports suggesting that the cholesterol-lowering ... read more

Feb. 18, 2015 — Researchers have long sought treatments that can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease. Current treatments have for decades been only symptomatic in nature, supplying the neurotransmitter ... read more

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